Gov. Cooper Appoints New Superior Court Judge for Union County


Governor Roy Cooper has appointed the Honorable Nathan Hunt Gwyn, Jr. to preside in Union County Superior Court. He will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Christopher Bragg.

“Judge Gwyn is a valuable member of his community and I am grateful he will continue to serve on the bench in this new role,” said Gov. Cooper.

Judge Gwyn will serve as a Superior Court Judge for Judicial District 20B. He has served as Chief District Court Judge since 2011. Prior to presiding as Chief Judge, Gwyn practiced in a variety of roles, including: District, Family, & Juvenile Court Judge for District 20B; Senior Assistant District Attorney for Union, Anson, Richmond, and Stanly Counties; and Assistant District Attorney for Union, Anson, Richmond, Stanly, and Moore Counties. Gwyn received his Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

An active member of his community, Gwyn has previously worked with the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and as an advisory board member with the Union County Criminal Justice Partnership Program. In addition, he has served on the Board of Governors for the N.C. Association of District Court Judges and as a presiding judge for the Union County DWI Treatment Court.


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